Thursday, September 27, 2012

How many Ecological Reserves can Enbridge, and other like minded Energy corporations, destroy just to make a buck or two?

In some ways, Ecological Reserves are a tad more precious that our Pristine west coast.

Things to Do and See  BC Parks via the oil Tanker Route

Hmmmm Groundwater cover Thermal Springs too....    Click on Groundwater then search for Thermal Spings Chapter 7

The first Ecological Reserves as of May 1971

Current batch of Ecological Reserves, 153, all told

1 Aleza Lake Ecological Reserve
2 Ambrose Lake Ecological Reserve
3 Anne Vallee (Triangle Island) Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
4 Atlatzi River Ecological Reserve has been renamed to Kingcome River/Atlatzi River Ecological Reserve
5 Baeria Rocks Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
6 Ballingall Islets Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is subject to special restrictions.
7 Baynes Island Ecological Reserve
8 Bednesti Lake Ecological Reserve
9 Beresford Island Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
10 Big Creek Ecological Reserve
11 Big White Mountain Ecological Reserve
12 Blackwater Creek Ecological Reserve
13 Blue/Dease Rivers Ecological Reserve
14 Bowen Island Ecological Reserve
15 Bowser Ecological Reserve
16 Brackman Island Ecological Reserve
17 Browne Lake Ecological Reserve
18 Buck Hills Road Ecological Reserve
19 Burnt Cabin Bog Ecological Reserve
20 Byers/Conroy/Harvey/Sinnett Islands Ecological Reserve
21 Campbell Brown (Kalamalka Lake) Ecological Reserve
22 Canoe Islets Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
23 Cardiff Mountain Ecological Reserve
24 Catherine Creek Ecological Reserve
25 Cecil Lake Ecological Reserve
26 Charlie Cole Creek Ecological Reserve
27 Chasm Ecological Reserve
28 Checleset Bay Ecological Reserve
29 Chickens Neck Mountain Ecological Reserve
30 Chilako River Ecological Reserve
31 Chilliwack River Ecological Reserve
32 Chunamon Creek Ecological Reserve
33 Cinema Bog Ecological Reserve
34 Clanninick Creek Ecological Reserve
35 Claud Elliott Creek Ecological Reserve
36 Clayhurst Ecological Reserve
37 Cleland Island Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
38 Columbia Lake Ecological Reserve
39 Comox Lake Bluffs Ecological Reserve
40 Cougar Canyon Ecological Reserve
41 Det San Ecological Reserve
42 Dewdney and Glide Islands Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
43 Doc English Bluff Ecological Reserve
44 Drizzle Lake Ecological Reserve
45 Drywilliam Lake Ecological Reserve
46 Duke of Edinburgh (Pine/Storm/Tree Islands) Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is subject to special restrictions.
47 East Redonda Island Ecological Reserve
48 Ellis Island Ecological Reserve
49 Evans Lake Ecological Reserve
50 Field's Lease Ecological Reserve
51 Fort Nelson River Ecological Reserve
52 Francis Point Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is subject to special restrictions.
53 Fraser River Ecological Reserve
54 Galiano Island Ecological Reserve
55 Gamble Creek Ecological Reserve
56 Gilnockie Creek Ecological Reserve
57 Gingietl Creek Ecological Reserve
58 Gladys Lake Ecological Reserve
59 Goosegrass Creek Ecological Reserve
60 Grayling River Hot Springs Ecological Reserve
61 Haley Lake Ecological Reserve
62 Haynes' Lease Ecological Reserve
63 Heather Lake Ecological Reserve
64 Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve
65 Hudson Rocks Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is subject to special restrictions.
66 Ilgachuz Range Ecological Reserve
67 Katherine Tye (Vedder Crossing) Ecological Reserve
68 Kingcome River/Atlatzi River Ecological Reserve
69 Kingfisher Creek Ecological Reserve
70 Klanawa River Ecological Reserve
71 Klaskish River Ecological Reserve
72 Kotcho Lake Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is subject to special restrictions.
73 Ladysmith Bog Ecological Reserve has been renamed to Yellowpoint Bog Ecological Reserve
74 Lasqueti Island Ecological Reserve
75 Lepas Bay Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is subject to special restrictions.
76 Lew Creek Ecological Reserve
77 Lily Pad Lake Ecological Reserve
78 Liumchem Ecological Reserve
79 Mackinnon Esker Ecological Reserve
80 Mahoney Lake Ecological Reserve
81 Mara Meadows Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
82 McQueen Creek Ecological Reserve
83 Megin River Ecological Reserve
84 Meridian Road (Vanderhoof) Ecological Reserve
85 Misty Lake Ecological Reserve
86 Moore/McKenney/Whitmore Islands Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
87 Morice River Ecological Reserve
88 Mount Derby Ecological Reserve
89 Mount Elliott Ecological Reserve
90 Mount Griffin Ecological Reserve
91 Mount Maxwell Ecological Reserve
92 Mount Sabine Ecological Reserve
93 Mount Tinsdale Ecological Reserve
94 Mount Tuam Ecological Reserve
95 Mount Tzuhalem Ecological Reserve
96 Narcosli Lake Ecological Reserve
97 Nechako River Ecological Reserve
98 Nimpkish River Ecological Reserve
99 Ningunsaw River Ecological Reserve
100 Nitinat Lake Ecological Reserve
101 Oak Bay Islands Ecological Reserve
102 Ospika Cones Ecological Reserve
103 Parker Lake Ecological Reserve
104 Patsuk Creek Ecological Reserve
105 Pitt Polder Ecological Reserve
106 Portage Brule Rapids Ecological Reserve
107 Race Rocks Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is subject to special restrictions.
108 Ram Creek Ecological Reserve
109 Raspberry Harbour Ecological Reserve
110 Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve
111 Rolla Canyon Ecological Reserve
112 Rose Islets Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
113 Rose Spit Ecological Reserve
114 Ross Lake Ecological Reserve
115 San Juan Ridge Ecological Reserve
116 San Juan River Estuary Ecological Reserve
117 Sartine Island Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
118 Satellite Channel Ecological Reserve
119 Saturna Island Ecological Reserve
120 Sikanni Chief River Ecological Reserve
121 Skagit River Cottonwoods Ecological Reserve
122 Skagit River Forest Ecological Reserve
123 Skagit River Rhododendrons Ecological Reserve
124 Skeena River Ecological Reserve
125 Skihist Ecological Reserve
126 Skwaha Lake Ecological Reserve
127 Smith River Ecological Reserve
128 Soap Lake Ecological Reserve
129 Solander Island Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is closed to the public.
130 Stoyoma Creek Ecological Reserve
131 Sunbeam Creek Ecological Reserve
132 Sutton Pass Ecological Reserve
133 Tacheeda Lakes Ecological Reserve
134 Tahsish River Ecological Reserve
135 Takla Lake Ecological Reserve
136 Ten Mile Point Ecological Reserve
137 Torkelsen Lake Ecological Reserve
138 Tow Hill Ecological Reserve
139 Tranquille Ecological Reserve
140 Trial Islands Ecological Reserve This ecological reserve is subject to special restrictions.
141 Trout Creek Ecological Reserve
142 Tsitika Mountain Ecological Reserve
143 Tsitika River Ecological Reserve
144 UBC Endowment Lands Ecological Reserve
145 Upper Shuswap River Ecological Reserve
146 Vance Creek Ecological Reserve
147 Vladimir J. Krajina (Port Chanal) Ecological Reserve
148 Westwick Lake Ecological Reserve
149 Whipsaw Creek Ecological Reserve
150 Williams Creek Ecological Reserve
151 Woodley Range Ecological Reserve
152 Yale Garry Oak Ecological Reserve
153 Yellowpoint Bog Ecological Reserve formerly Ladysmith Bog Ecological Reserve

The Photo (Black Art) Ops for Christy and Ken who went to China for four days..

 Here's the camera that was used in the photography of the September 2012 Trade Mission to China.

Ken doesn't show up in any photos, so one could guess that he was the Photographer, in each instance.

Or Ken wasn't anywhere near a camera

Or Ken was in the Hotel, for four days

Or  Ken flew back within one day because Christy was finished "having a number of talks" with  him

Or  .....................................................

This BC Government GCPE aka PAB link is for September 9, 2012, definitely in China.... No Ken to be seen.

Calendar of events for September 4th to September 26th
    Photo Ops from around the Globe

Calendar of events of Christy Clark's visit to China after the "incident" in Victoria... for Ken

September 8th

September 9th

September 10th

September 11th

No photos available for September 1st, 2nd and the 3rd     Labour Day Statutory Holiday

Zoweee!   A Flickr map of the locations where all of the BC Government Photo (Black Art) Ops took place for the month of September 2012

Zoweee!   Another Flickr map of the locations in CHINA where all the locations of photos were taken on September 11th 2012

September 10, 2012  Photo MAP only for Metro Vancouver, no Christy, no Ken

September 8th and 9th no Photo Map at all

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Who's in favour of Tasseographying Christy Clark's tea cup contents, for her?

We're asking for Volunteers here because Christy certainly isn't having any luck with her primal human desire .. "primal"  defined as ...

" Relating to an early stage in evolutionary development primeval."
 Tasseography, otherwise known as tasseomancy or tassology, is the art of tea leaf reading. "Tasse" or "tass" is an Arab root, meaning small cup or goblet.

Tea leaf reading is an ancient practice interpreting patterns made by tea leaves in the cup. In addition to the reading of tea leaves, the tradition of tasseography includes the reading of coffee grounds and wine sediments.

Although tasseography is commonly associated with Gypsy fortunetellers, the tradition of tea leaf reading arises independently from Asia, the Middle East and Ancient Greece. Modern tasseography has also been associated with the Scottish, Irish and cultures throughout Eastern Europe.

The significance of the ubiquitous, cross cultural and historical pervasiveness of tea, coffee and sediment reading may be related to the primal human desire for understanding the self...........SNIP

In a Justine Hunter column, in the Globe and Mail, entitled Clark questioned about secrecy in Boessenkool misconduct, there's a few too many inconsistencies that need answering, directly, by Premier Christy Clark.

Since when does "misconduct" by one of her political appointees, involving a female subordinate, deserve special treatment, basically via an In-Camera process that the Premier said she followed as set out by the public service agency?

The Premier says that there was an investigation done by the public service agency which handles interviews with the two parties and witnesses, and then offer advices on the Premier’s options.   What?!

The Premier's options?

May the public see those options, just to determine if she went down the right path, because denial track has failed so far?

Ms. Clark left with Mr. Boessenkool for a trade mission to China the day after the incident and spoke with him about it soon after. “I had a number of conversations with Ken as the details came to light,” she said Tuesday.- Justine Hunter - Globe and Mail link above

What about the reason as to why Mr. Boessenkool felt that there was a need to tender his resignation, but waited two weeks, while he went off on a international trade trip (China) with the Premier one day after the incident?  The Premier says that she had a number of conversations with Ken, we bet she did, but wasn't that the responsibility of the third party public service agency, who would then advise the Premier?

When was this China trade trip planned?   Was Mr. Boessenkool booked for the flight as well, or was it a just a spur of the moment decision?  Has anyone done an FOI?

The Premier said: “I am bound to respect the privacy of the individuals involved in this.” - Christy Clark

Sounds like she only spoke to one person, what about the other person, may we call her, a victim?

We're all for protecting the privacy rights of victims, especially children, but those involved in this incident, were mature adults, both working for the BC Government.  What it sounds like, thus far, is that the victim should have been interviewed by the RCMP, not a public service agency.

Why oh why, do we have the odd feeling that what we are looking at, is another BC Rail look-alike investigation?   The Chief of Staff, who has the status of a Deputy Minister to the Premier, who has all other Deputy Ministers reporting to him, takes flight, instead of standing his ground.

Statutory Authority: Public Service, ss. 14 and 15
Effective February 15, 2012,
a) the Schedule to OIC 71/2011 is amended by adding:
Kenneth Jan Boessenkool, Chief of Staff, Premier, and
Michael McDonald, Principal Secretary, Premier
b) Kenneth Jan Boessenkool, Chief of Staff, Office of the Premier is declared to have the status of a deputy minister.
c) Michael McDonald, Principal Secretary, Office of the Premier is declared to have the status of a deputy minister.

Statutory Authority: Public Service, s. 15
Various appointments to the Office of the Premier are made. Ministerial Assistant and Executive Assistant appointments to the office of the Minister are made.

Appointment by Lieutenant Governor in Council  (Christy)

15  (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint persons the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers
(a) will be acting in a confidential capacity to the Lieutenant Governor, Executive Council or a member of the Executive Council, or
(b) will be appointed to a position that requires special professional, technical or administrative qualifications.
(2) A person referred to in subsection (1) (a) or (b) may be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on terms and conditions, including remuneration, authorized by the Lieutenant Governor in Council or set out in the regulations.
(3) This Act, other than subsections (1) and (2) and sections 21 and 25 (3), does not apply to a person appointed under this section.
Interpretation Guidelines Manual   Index
 Examples of “just cause” for termination

The degree of employee misconduct which gives an employer just cause for termination depends on the facts of each case. One thing to be considered is whether the employee behaved in a manner that was not consistent with the continuation of employment.
Sometimes a single act of misconduct may constitute just cause. The misconduct must be serious, deliberate and intentional, and fundamentally breach the employment contract.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

BC Premiers Bill Bennett and Bill Vander Zalm have similarities but.....siblings??

Bill Bennett was born on August 18, 1932
  In office as Premier on  December 22, 1975 – August 6, 1986

Bill Vander Zalm was born on  May 29, 1934
          In office as Premier on August 6, 1986 – April 2, 1991

Their similarities would end there, except for the merest of coincidences because they were both members of the same political Party.

  • Bill Bennett is older than Bill Vander Zalm by almost two years
  • Bill Bennett joined the BC Social Credit Party before Bill Vander Zalm
  • Bill Bennett was Premier of BC before Bill Vander Zalm
  • Bill Bennett was Premier longer than Bill Vander Zalm
  • Bill Bennett left Office before Bill Vander Zalm assumed Office

While researching down at the Vancouver Public Library, and reading specifically the BC Report magazine (covered earlier in the BBC) we came across something that made us all go Hmmmmmmmm!!!

If some postage stamps can be so rare, because of an error in their printing that they are now worth millions, if not Billions of dollars, why not a magazine?    One Postage stamp is printed in a far greater number for the use of a Country's citizens than one magazine publishing for it's readership in one Province, therefore the value of a printing error in a magazine could be more valuable, depending largely on the topic, of course.

A postage stamp that has an image upside down and the printing right side up, is rare!

Famous Stamps

Once a magazine or book is published, in hard copy, how can they possibly be clawed back from the public domain?    The online version can be removed or "modified" except for the cache version.

In the case of the BC Report magazine, what would be the value of their limited copies, from a once upon a time, robust, four issues per month publication,  now reduced to a state of non-existence?

To the best of our knowledge there are only TWO known copies in existence of this typo:

SNIP                                     Steve MacNaull

Who knows, maybe the typo was what brought about the sudden end to the BC Report magazine.

Friday, September 21, 2012

"Nestucca" Take II Sequel would now include Fish Farms areas harmed by an Enbridge Oil Spill

This document is 110 pages in Length.

Plenty of maps, plenty of details of marine life being killed off.

Plenty of data of just how deep, how wide, how long the Bunker C oil was around the West Coast of BC.

Participants in the study was composed of the Federal and Provincial Environment Ministries and the Federal and Provincial Fisheries Ministries.

Back then, there were no Fish Farms like there are today.   The north west corner of Vancouver Island has them aplenty  now just like we wrote back on April 28, 2012  

Oil tankers, and if there is a spill, who will pay these guys "1403300 2403035 193432 1406628"?

 The question remains the same, except now we would like to know who will be cleaning up the mess, and its not going to be done for free.

Or another way to put it...... if there is a spill, and the experts claim that it's only a matter of time, will one spill be enough to stop the flow of tankers between Kitimat and Asia, or will the pubic accept many more, always with the goal being it's more revenue for BC Government's Treasury?   More money for Alberta's Treasury?   More money for Canada's Treasury?

 If that one spill becomes the be all that ends all, what other route will Alberta Oil sands take and then the question has to be asked "Why isn't it being proposed now rather than taking the risk of abusing the pristine shoreline of Beautiful British Columbia first?"

Google Search Criteria    nestucca oil barge report federal   Page 2 of Results

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stricken barge, Nestucca, the B.C. provincial and federal Ministers of Environment, the Hon. Bruce Strachan and the Hon. Lucien Bouchard, asked for a full ...

Was there ever a Final Report for the Nestucca Oil Spill?  Who knows, but there is this gem:


It seems obvious that this emergency is quite complex. One could literally speak of several crises happening conjointly, or at least several problems, as opposed to viewing the Nestucca as one single emergency. These include the environmental pollution covering 130 km of Canadian coast in spots; the death of about 50,000 ocean birds in Canada and the United States; damage to marine plants, wildlife and the marine ecosystem in general; a public uproar, expressed through a mounting riot atmosphere in some communities, death threats issued against CCG officials and the visit of two federal ministers to calm things down; a legitimacy crisis for the CCG triggered from the public and the media's criticisms and an official blame by a government's official, the CCG changing its on-scene commander during the crisis; the fishermens' difficulties after the closing of six large fishing areas for several weeks; the despair and disgust felt by local residents over a gluey and smelly black substance intruding their home and the feeling of having to have been let down by their government; the pressure and financial burden on the tanker's owners, Sause Brothers, and its insurance company; the tarnishing of the oil industry being, one more time, identified as a polluter; or some international tensions between the United States and Canada over the towing of the Nestucca and errors in information. etc Page 3 of 24
Source for the above

On Page 3 of the Google Search Criteria, there's this:  

What Crises Could Teach Us about Complexity and Systemic ...
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by I DESCHAMPS - 1996 - Cited by 11 - Related articles
date of the Nestucca's collision, and ends on March 22,1989, the date when ... communities, death threats issued against CCG officials and the visit of two federal ..... more than 100 reports per month on oil spills of all sizes compared to about ...
Page 19 of 24 has this dire warning from1996:

"..... learning seems quite urgent in Canada as the massive exploitation of North Sea oil and the gigantic oil sands resources lying in Alberta and Saskatchewan are on their way [66, 70]."

You mean Alberta isn't the only province that will be riding 

roughshod over our Province? 

Further selected reading on Nestucca... Google Scholar  nestucca report federal

Effects of an oil spill and freeze event on Intertidal community structure in Washington. Final report

MN Dethier - 1991 -
... the coast of Washington; (2) to document the effects of the Nestucca oil spill ... Resource Type: Technical Report. ... FORECASTING; FREEZING; HABITAT; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION ...

Conservation of ecological areas: The economic bottom line

D Stanley, FPP Council - 1997 -
... to the Nestucca Oil Spill. Final Report presented to the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Victoria. 13. NOAA. 1993. Report of the NOAA Panel on Contingent Evaluation. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce. Federal Register ...

Report of the NOAA panel on contingent valuation

K Arrow, R Solow - 1993 -
... passive-use values in litigation arising from state and federal statutes designed to protect natural resources. Since Ohio v. ... capacity or regenerative power could be expected to report a Page 17. 16 ... the Nestucca oil spill limited their sample to households in ...

Stalled offshore

D COOK - 2005 -
... In March of 1989, after the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill and the Nestucca Barge spill ... Since 2001, BC has taken a number of steps directed at ending the federal moratorium. The first step was the commissioning of the Whitford Report in October 2001, a technology review ...
Google Search Criteria
 Whitford Report in October 2001, a technology review conducted by Jacques Whitford Environment Ltd.

Take our word for it with this next one:
Historical Publications and Maps by the BC Government

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Premier Christy Clark Lives, Plays, and Works in downtown Vancouver, not Vancouver-Point Grey, not Victoria

Why is Christy using the buzzwords of "Inside the Beltway" from the US of A Capital to describe her personal experiences of Victoria (Capital)?  Had She forgotten that the Beltway was the basis for Her resignation from the Gordon Campbell government?
 USA version: "Inside the Beltway" is an American idiom used to characterize matters that are, or seem to be, important primarily to officials of the U.S. federal government, to its contractors and lobbyists, and to the corporate media which cover them—as opposed to the interests and priorities of the general U.S. population.

BC version: "Inside the Beltway" is a Canadian idiom used to characterize matters that are, or seem to be, important primarily to officials of the British Columbian government, to its contractors (cost plus+plus+plus) and lobbyists, and to the corporate media which cover them—as opposed to the interests and priorities of the general Canadian population.

USA version SpecificallyThe Beltway refers to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, a circumferential highway (beltway) that has encircled Washington, D.C.

BC version Specifically:  We don't have a circumferential highway around Victoria.... its a dead end.... similar to Jolly Old England's Land's End.

Members of the BC Legislature's ONLY have two places of Work, one is in their Constituents Riding, the other is in Victoria where they stand together, or apart on either the Government side of the Legislature or on the Opposition side, which includes the Independents MLAs (Opposition).   Now its been revealed, in the Premier's own words that Victoria place of Work is a SICK CULTURE.  For the Majority of MLA's, Victoria is the ONLY place where all the MLA's congregate to discuss issues concerning each of their Ridings, each of their Constituents.

The Premier is the exception to that rule.  The Premier has Her Constituent Riding office,  Her Victoria office and Her Downtown Vancouver Premier's Office.

How is it in times of restraint, the Premier, the BC Liberals too, justify basically double dipping of having TWO seats of Government power.   The Premier has shown Her true colours by saying this about the Capital of British Columbia:
 "I try never to go over there.  Because it's sick.  It's a sick culture.  All they can think about is government and there are no real people in Victoria, and you get captured by this inside-the-beltway debate, and it's really unhealthy."  - Christy
Victoria is, the Capital where its their function To think GOVERNMENT!  What the hell is Christy doing in Vancouver and not be thinking Government?

What it all boils down to is the Premier prefers not to face the Music, not to listen to the scores of issues that arise during a Fall sitting, she prefers instead to CANCEL the public's access to all of OUR MLA's for only two  ONE Session a year based solely on the fact revealed by her new Minister of Finance Mike de Jong, where he confesses, new Ministers are Rookies and they are not up to speed to handle the Oppositions questions because of their recent appointments.

If these "Rookies" are of the same caliber as the ONLY sitting MLA to have backed Christy in Her run to be the Leader of the BC Liberals, and eventually the Premiership, we don't need more copies of Harry Bloy who only lasted a year:

1. Appointed by OIC 63/11, on March 14, 2011.
2. Appointment rescinded by OIC 464/11 on Sept. 26, 2011.
3. Appointed by OIC 464/11 on Sept 26, 2011.
4. Appointment rescinded by OIC 159/12 on Mar. 16, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Exxon Valdez we've heard of, but what about Nestucca?

Down in the Bunkers, the Stacks, of the Vancouver Library Main Branch, there are bounded volumes consisting of four weekly editions of a magazine called  the "British Columbia Report".   Here at the BBC, we stumbled upon the BC Report purely by chance because it was part and parcel of a larger collection of newspaper clippings on some one called Andrew Rose.  If the name Rose is not familiar to you, then please check out CBC's Fifth Estate documentary on "Someone got away with Murder"... two murders that is, that happened on October 6, 1983, near Chetwynd, BC.   

Tracking down the original BC Report from the one clipping required a look on the Internet, so too a visit to the BC Legislative Library, because it sounded as though the BC report was a Public Affairs Bureau (PAB) production, but in fact the magazine was far, far removed from the GCPE aka PAB.  The Report was more of a "right-wing or Conservative" editorial stance or a private enterprise political Pit Bull.

The BC report was around when the BC Socred Party were going down in flames.  Bill Bennett had been at the helm; Bill Vander Zalm took over...but a hat lady called Faye came along with an offer that was pure Fantasy; and then Rita Johnston took over, without a parachute.

We found the VPL BC Record Stack volumes loaded with material that is still relevant today, like this one called "Slick Manoeuvres", authored by Quentin Dodd, who still contributes to the Tyee.

The BC Government does have it's own version of what happened when the Nestucca Barge Spilled oil, and with it the ensuing Clean-up, which was left to volunteers here on the Canadian side of the border.   It all started in the State of Washington when the tug that was pulling the Nestucca, lost it's tow line and then while two crew members were climbing on board the barge, the Tug punctured the hull in its forward starboard corner.

To the public at large, this sound like an environmental disaster on high seas, within our Coast waters, but our high flying Premier, Christy Clark and her PAB, considers that this man made disaster NOW belongs to the Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services!   Go figure!

How will the public be able to find any information on the Northern Gateway pipeline if we now have to look under the heading of Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services?

Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Service

Nestucca Barge Oil Spill

January 16, 2016  Update: Turns out the BC Liberal Government doesn't want to show one of their Five Conditions that pipeline companies have to adhere to IF they have an oil spill.  WayBack Machine to the Nestucca
Image retrieved from the WayBack Machine

Shoreline clean-up of oil from the Nestucca barge
The collision occurred approximately 3 kilometres off the coast of Washington, near Gray’s Harbor. Oil came ashore in discontinuous patches mainly in Canada on Vancouver Island - from near Victoria in the southeast to near Cape Scott in the north.
Time and Date of Incident
December 23, 1988 in the early morning.
Product/Quantity Spilled 1
An estimated 87,400 litres (5500 barrels) of Bunker C oil.
Incident Overview Reports:
Incident overviews provide information on significant spills of oil or hazardous material in British Columbia. These overviews are not situation reports, but summaries about the incident location, scale, cause, response actions, and environmental impacts.
New, 2016, URL for BC Spill Incidents

Also URL for all spills eg. Mount Polley too
 Reports indicated that as many as 56,000 seabirds were killed.  And the clincher to the government's readiness, in protecting our shores environment, was this:

There was no attempt made at open water recovery by Canadian or U.S. authorities. High seas and currents precluded the use of containment booms. An inter-agency response to the incident helped to reduce the damage caused by the spill. An outcome of the Nestucca oil spill — and the Exxon Valdez spill that occurred 3 months afterwards — was the development of Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams. These teams assist in the process of assessing and recommending cleanup/treatment and/or constraints for each shoreline unit affected and also determine end-points for cleanup. The internationally used and proven Incident Command System (ICS) was adopted by the Ministry of Environment — and by 1995 for the province — as the incident management organization for spills and other emergencies.

On a side note, the Nestucca was included in a report involving the Federal Government's abandonment of Lighthouses throughout Canada .   Page 41 / 42 in this:

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first to report the Nestucca oil spill drifting toward western Vancouver Island in 1988; his early warning was said to ...... Quentin Dodd, as an individual. Friday ...

The tale of the Nestucca was further abused when the Federal Government of Canada hired someone to do a report and when the petroleum industry claimed that the recommendations were too harsh, $$$$, the Government of the day promptly buried it.